This week America’s attention was squarely placed on the Democratic National Convention. Talking heads debated over President Obama’s economic stance and dissected his words on the war. Some have even taken the POTUS to task over the energy policies he grazed over during last night’s speech.
But from where we’re standing, the Commander-in-Chief is on the right track with the impressive new fuel efficiency standardsrecently finalized by his Administration. In his rousing speech on Wednesday night, former President Bill Clinton touted the agreement Obama made with management, labor and environmental groups to double average U.S. car mileage to 54.5 MPG by 2025:
“It will cut your gas bill in half, no matter what the price is… It will make us more energy independent. It will cut greenhouse gas emissions. And, according to several analyses, over the next 20 years it will bring us another half a million good, new jobs into the American economy.”
Obama Solar Energy
“We’re offering a better path,” President Obama said in his speech on Thursday, “a future where we keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal, where farmers and scientists harvest new biofuels to power our cars and trucks… If you choose this path, we can cut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone.”
But this effort to help the U.S. lighten its environmental footprint is hardly the first big move made during Obama’s time in the White House. Here, we highlight 30 Obama accomplishments that align with the ideals upon which Green Global Travel was founded:
Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10%.